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into the future. they're estimating the pace of growth for economies around the world. joining us now from the business desk. good morning. what do they see? >> good morning. the results overall point to slower growth. those in japan suggest things are picking up. the international monetary fund has upgraded japan's economic outlook the next two years on expectations the country's bold monetary easing policy and weaker yen will help boost its economy. imf officials released the world's latest economic outlook and slowly downgraded the world economic forecast. and predict it will grow 1.6% this year, up .4 of a percentage point and they doubled the growth forecast next year to 1.4%. they expect the bank of japan's aggressive monetary easing to boost the growth rate. >> japan is forge iing a path o its own. it may have been more likely to call this a 3 1/2 recovery rather than a speed recovery. >> although the yen value has declined significantly in the recent past, the monetary policy followed by the boj is appropriate but at the same time, imf officials urge japan to work out a long term f
is taking its toll not only on the health of the people but also on the economy. as the virus spreads and concerns grow, people are eliminating chicken and duck from their diet. this is causing serious damage to the poultry industry. nhk world's michitaka yamaka reports from beijing. >> reporter: city restaurants are losing a lot of money as many customers have stopped ordering poultry dishes. it's enough to tempt wary diners. orders have dropped almost 50%. >> translator: we're very concerned about the damage caused by unfounded rumors. it's a very serious situation for us. >> reporter: food shoppers are also buying less poultry, both processed and unprocessed. so prices are falling. they are down by 20% to 30%. since the first case reported in beijing. the price of eggs has also fallen by as much as 30%. >> translator: for the good of my health, i'm trying not to eat chicken. >> translator: i don't know how long the situation's going to last, but i'm really concerned. >> reporter: the spreading disease is having an impact on people's daily living. some are taking their own preventiv
is typically bought as a safe haven. expectations of a recovery in the global economy have prompted investors to buy riskier assets such as stocks. the latest chinese economic data has triggered further selling of gold. >>> japanese finance minister aso says he will seek the understanding of his group of 20 counterparts and central bank chiefs for the country's economic policy. leaders of the g-20 industrialized and developing nations are getting together in washington later this week. japan's economic policy may be a subject of discussion. u.s. treasury officials last week called on japan not to deliberately devalue its currency. >> translator: japan's measures including those of the bank of japan are aimed at ending prolonged deflation. i will, again, clarify this at the g-20 meeting. so there is no misunderstanding about how true policy objectives. >>> japanese entrepreneurs have had the chance to hear how to be successful from some of the best in the i.t. business. global tech leaders have urged them to expand their businesses with an open mind. executives of japanese i.t. firms organized
sector said they had to layoff employees after last month's automatic budget cuts. most said the economy could continue to improver but they said it was a major threat to recovery. but they said it was major threat to recovery. this is due to the higher cost of fuel imports as the yen continued to weakened. finance ministry officials said the trade deficit came to $3.7 billion. exports rose 1.1% from a year earlier in yen terms. that's the first rise in two months. imports rose 5.5%. it rose for a fifth straight month. higher demand for crude oil and liquefied gas was aajor stumble. the dow jones industrial average ended up 14,618. down more than .9 of a percent. for more on how stocks are trading, let's go to ramin at the tokyo stock exchange. seems like we're having a bald week with stocks up and down every day. >> it does seem that way. we had housing data on tuesday that rose and now we see the likes of bank of america and some of the major tech suppliers coming out with weak numbers and forecast this which pulled down the key indexes as well. let's look at how that is translating in
because they wanted to tap into the talents of ex-patriots to further boost the economy. kim appreciates this policy shift and says she no longer dwells on the past. >> i pray for my people, vietnam people all the time. and i'm so happy that they continually changing. the new generation, they learning a lot. and the country need to be changed. >> reporter: because of the bombing and because of that picture, life hasn't been easy for kim. she says she wants to draw on her experiences to help create a better world. >> if everyone can learn to live with love, with hope and forgiveness, if everyone can learn that, we don't need war at all. right? and the challenges for everyone is that little girl can do it. so everyone can do it too. >> reporter: she's told her story for three decades. and she's determined to keep telling it to people around the world. nhk world, tokyo. >>> time now to get a check on the weather. the sun's out but it was quite chilly. >> it's a chilly morning. we have a high pressure system dominating much of the country creating clear skies and less winds. so those conditi
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